Tag: group head – HR

In the age of specialists, how important are transferable skills?

Transferable skills, also known as ‘core skills’ or ‘soft skills’, are developed by people over time. These skills not only add versatility to an...

Facing the repercussions of ‘change’

Ranjan Banerjee, who has recently taken up the role of group HR head at Berger Paints, is an avid reader and is well regarded...

Harmful effects of excessive supervision

One of the most widespread employee complaints is that of bosses excessively scrutinising and supervising their work. This universally-condemned managerial style – also known...

Why there is a dark side to total pay transparency

Open discussions about salary have long been considered a workplace taboo. The last few years, however, have witnessed the concept of pay transparency gain...

How to judiciously design R&R based on business’ performance

The importance of a robust Rewards and Recognition (R&R) system in an organisation cannot be denied. After all, it is one of the major...

Best practices in automation & digitisation from an HR perspective

Arguably the biggest workplace disruptor in recent decades, the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing lockdowns impelled organisations to embrace several next-generation automation technologies. According to...

How automation will impact workplaces

Automation is revolutionising workplaces the world over. Encompassing much more than the application of technology, automation is having implications for talents and skillsets, workplace...

Apollo Tyres hires Dipankar Ghosh as group head – HR

Apollo Tyres, the Indian multinational tyre manufacturing firm has roped in Dipankar Ghosh as the group head-HR. He joins Apollo from Bajaj Consumer Care,...

How to instill a sense of ownership in employees

Building a culture of ownership within the workforce is a gradual process, as it involves trust, patience, empathy and a deep understanding of skill...

Berger Paints appoints Ranjan Banerjee as group head-HR

Berger Paints has appointed Ranjan Banerjee as its group head-HR. He will report directly to Abhijit Roy, MD & CEO, Berger Paints. In this role,...

Stresslaxation: What is it and what can be done to manage...

Is trying to relax making you anxious? While sitting back and putting up your feet, do you suddenly feel quickness of breath, or a...

How the ‘goblin mode’ has impacted the Indian workforce

As a working professional, is your wardrobe full of clothes that you haven’t touched in the last two years? Have you been spending more...

How Infosys plans to hire 50,000+ freshers

Infosys — which employs over two lakh people in India— is preparing to hire 55,000 freshers by the end of the financial year 2023....

Krish Shankar debuts as an author with ‘CATALYSE—Power up your people...

Krish Shankar, group head-HR, Infosys, has turned author with his debut book, CATALYSE—Power up your People Ecosystem. The book talks about the secret sauce to...

Better.com’s mass online layoff-unfair and unjust

Online mortgage lender, Better.com, recently fired over 900 of its employees over a Townhall meet. On December 1, the employees were informed that almost...

Where to hire talent from — larger organisations or smaller?

For any good recruiter, the talent-acquisition process involves multiple variables upon which the suitability of a person's candidature is judged. The robustness of the...

Suisse elevates Christine Graeff as group head – HR

Suisse Group has appointed Christine Graeff as the global head of human resources. She will succeed Antoinette Poschung, who is set to retire in...

Should work-from-home invite salary adjustments?

Work-from-home’ wasn’t a common practice before the pandemic-induced global shutdown. However, due to the unprecedented times and the desperate measures that had to be...

ŠKODA AUTO Volkswagen India elevates Sarma Chillara to group head –...

ŠKODA AUTO Volkswagen India (SAVWIPL), which is the new company that represents the passenger vehicle brands of Volkswagen Group in India, has announced the...

RepIndia gets Maitri Kaushik as group Head – HR

Maitri Kaushik has joined digital agency, RepIndia, as group head – HR. She has moved from AdGlobal360, where she was senior manager – HR...

Infosys launches Digital Quotient to make employees ‘digital future ready’

With the advent of technology, the focus — while hunting for the right talent for the company— has shifted from just academics to knowledge...

Why it is important to send feedback to a rejected candidate

It is always tough to tell a candidate why they have been rejected. It gets tougher to decide what should be the mode of...

Intel implements pay cuts; CEO to take 25% cut

It hasn’t been long since Intel announced the layoff of about 340 people in California. And now, it is reportedly resorting to pay cuts....

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mCaffeine ropes in Neetha Thomas as head – people function

Neetha Thomas is head – people function, mCaffeine. Before joining the Indian caffeinated personal care brand, Thomas was vice president – human capital &...

Uber Freight to sack 3% of its workforce

Uber Freight announced on Tuesday that it will be cutting around 150 jobs, which is roughly 3 per cent of its total workforce. As...

Chinese crane manufacturer distributes Rs 70 crore as bonus

A Chinese company sparked controversy by piling up 61 million yuan (around $9 million) in banknotes on a stage and giving it to employees...

SC refuses to overturn NCLAT ruling, Jalan Fritsch consortium to pay Jet Airways employees 

The Supreme Court has declined to overturn the decision made by the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT). The tribunal had ordered the Jalan...

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EQ, IQ & empathy define the success of a CEO

Q. You spent 16 years at LIC before moving to a corporate role at ICICI Prudential. Now, 22 years on, I am still curious...

“The big change has been that we have moved from jobs to skills,” Amaresh...

Q. How would you define the culture at GE? A. Having been present in this region since 1902, GE has been around for 120 years....

“Being good to everyone is being unjust to performers,” Mathew Job, CEO, Crompton

Q. In today’s times, what’s more challenging for a CEO like you — profit & business growth, talent & people, diversification, compliance or managing...